Google AP - British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Tuesday welcomed the restoration of diplomatic relations between Iraq and Syria, and called on Damascus to help its violence-torn neighbor achieve stability.
Iraq and Syria restored diplomatic ties Tuesday, 24 years after severing them during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, in which Syria backed Iran. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem visited Iraq Sunday, the first such visit by a senior Syrian official since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein's regime
"The very thing we have been seeking is that Syria becomes of help to Iraq in its process of progress and overcoming its challenges and difficulties at the moment rather than being a hindrance," Blair told reporters during a press conference at his 10 Downing St. office.
"From our perspective this is the right thing to do; it is the indication of the potential for a different relationship."
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.